Caucus Members

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator Mike McGuire

SD 2, Healdsburg

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Senator Mike McGuire is a third generation Northern Californian, whose family farmed prunes and grapes in the Alexander Valley for nearly a half century. Raised by his mom and grandma, Mike worked his way through high school and college and enjoyed a career in the radio and television industries. Senator McGuire proudly represents the North Coast and North San Francisco Bay Area and is Chair of the Senate Committee on Human Services. A graduate of Sonoma State University, he lives with his wife Erika in Healdsburg.

Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Bill Dodd

SD 3, Napa

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Senator Bill Dodd is a fifth generation Californian and lifelong resident of the district, where he grew up on a small family farm in Napa County. Prior to his time in elected office, Bill was a successful small business owner. He owned and operated one of the largest full-service Culligan Water operations in California, and served as president of the water quality industry’s state and national trade associations.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

SD 5, Stockton

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A fifth generation Stocktonian, Senator Cathleen Galgiani has lived and worked in the San Joaquin Valley all of her life. While working in public service, she has protected agriculture, fought for cleaner air in the Central Valley, cut government waste and fraud, and argued for Cal-Grant expansions so that more kids can go to college. Additionally, she helped to secure funding and support for UC Merced as a consultant to the Legislative Committee on the Development of UC Merced.

Senator Richard Pan

Senator Richard Pan

SD 6, Sacramento

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Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and former UC Davis educator, was elected to the State Senate in November 2014. Dr. Pan proudly represents Sacramento, West Sacramento, Elk Grove and unincorporated areas of Sacramento County in the state legislature and is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Employment and Retirement. Dr. Pan continues to practice medicine at The Effort Oak Park Community Clinic.

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Senator Steven M. Glazer

SD 7, Contra Costa

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Elected to the California State Senate in 2015, Senator Steven M. Glazer serves Senate District 7 which is based in Northern California’s Contra Costa and Alameda counties, encompassing the cities of Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Danville, Alamo, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore along the I-680 corridor, and Pittsburgh, Antioch, Clayton, Oakley and Brentwood along Highway 4. A lifelong environmental advocate, Senator Glazer led efforts that raised hundreds of millions of dollars to permanently protect open space in California and 25 other states. His environmental leadership has been recognized by the Trust for Public Land and Save The Bay.

Senator Nancy Skinner

Senator Nancy Skinner

SD 9, Oakland

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A social justice advocate, energy and climate change trailblazer, and accomplished legislator, Senator Nancy Skinner completed three terms in the State Assembly before her election to the State Senate in 2016. Outside of her distinguished career in elected office, she has taught public policy at UC Berkeley, focusing on policy interventions to address poverty and income inequality and served as a Senior Policy Fellow at UC Davis’s Energy and Transportation Institutes.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senator Bob Wieckowski

SD 10, Fremont

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Senator Bob Wieckowski was elected on Nov. 4, 2014 and represents the 10th Senate District in the California State Legislature. The district stretches from southern Alameda County into Santa Clara County and shares Wieckowski’s focus on job creation, clean technologies, protecting our environment and reducing unnecessary regulations.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Scott Wiener

SD 11, San Francisco

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A resident of the famed Castro neighborhood for nearly 20 years, Senator Scott Weiner represents Senate District 11, largely comprised of the City of San Francisco. Before his work in the Senate, Weiner served on the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors and as a Deputy City Attorney. He has served on the national Board of Directors for Human Rights Campaign.

Senator Jerry Hill

Senator Jerry Hill

SD 13, San Mateo

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Senator Jerry Hill was elected to the State Senate in November 2012. He is the Chair of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee and proudly represents the cities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. He previously served in the State Assembly in 2008 and 2010 and is a small business owner, living with his wife in San Mateo.

Senator Jim Beall

Senator Jim Beall

SD 15, San Jose

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In three decades of public service – first as a San Jose City Councilman, then as a Santa Clara County Supervisor and California Legislator -- Jim Beall has left his mark across Silicon Valley. He spurred the construction of Highways 85 and 87; fought to bring BART to San Jose; and authored bills to ease financing for seismic upgrades for hospitals and to grow California’s solar industry. He is also known for his advocacy and legislation for foster children, low-income families and people with disabilities.

Senator Bill Monning

Senator Bill Monning

SD 17, Carmel

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Senator Bill Monning was elected in November of 2012 to represent the 17th Senate District, which includes all of San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz Counties, and portions of Monterey and Santa Clara Counties. Prior to that, he represented the 27th Assembly District from 2008 to 2012, which included portions of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara Counties. Currently, Senator Monning is the Senate Majority Leader, as well as the chair of the Senate Committee on Legislative Ethics.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

SD 18, Van Nuys

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Senator Robert M. Hertzberg was elected to the State Senate in November 2014. Prior to his election, Senator Hertzberg served in the California Assembly from 1996 to 2002, including two years as Speaker. Between his periods of service in the Legislature, Hertzberg spent over a decade in the private sector helping to establish groundbreaking public policy in several areas. Senator Hertzberg represents nearly one- million residents of the San Fernando Valley and is Chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance. Hertzberg is a native of Los Angeles and has two grown sons, David and Daniel.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

SD 19, Santa Barbara

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Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson is a former prosecutor and practicing attorney, educator and small business owner. She was elected to the California State Senate in 2012 to represent the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County. In the Senate, she is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus, and serves on several key committees, including the Environmental Quality Committee and the Natural Resources and Water Committee.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Connie M. Leyva

SD 20, Chino

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Elected to represent the 20th State Senate District on November 4, 2014, Senator Connie M. Leyva is serving her first term in the California State Senate. A lifelong activist for working people and families, Senator Leyva started working at her local Alpha Beta market as a senior in high school. She served as both Union Representative and President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1428,and was elected in 2004 as the first female President of the California Labor Federation, representing more than 2.1 million workers throughout the state.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Senator Ed Hernandez

SD 22, West Covina

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As a health care provider in predominantly low-income communities, the need to improve access to health care drove Dr. Ed Hernandez to run for office. Dr. Hernandez was first elected to the Assembly in November of 2006, and re-elected in November of 2008. He won his seat in the California State Senate in November of 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. Senator Hernandez proudly represents the 22nd Senate District.

Senator Kevin de León

Senator Kevin de León

SD 24, Los Angeles

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Senator Kevin de León is the first Latino elected President pro Tempore of the California State Senate in more than 130 years. First elected to the State Assembly in 2006 and then to the State Senate in 2010, Senator de León is setting a bold agenda to create more opportunities for students to attain a higher education and improve communities across the state by combatting climate change. Senator De León proudly represents the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Mt. Washington, Cypress Park, Lincoln Heights, Atwater Village, Elysian Valley, Arlington Heights, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Little Armenia, Thai Town, Larchmont, Koreatown, Pico-Union, Westlake-MacArthur Park, Historic Filipinotown, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Arts District, Civic Center, City Terrace, and East Los Angeles.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

SD 25, Pasadena

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Prior to his election to the State Assembly, and now State Senate, Senator Portantino spent many years working in film and television production, as a producer, line producer, art director, assistant director and location manager. As a member of the California Film Commission, he helped implement the California Film Tax Credit Program. Previous public service included nearly eight years on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, with two terms as Mayor and vice chair of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Advisory Committee.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Benjamin Allen

SD 26, Santa Monica

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Elected to the State Senate in November 2014, Senator Ben Allen is the Chair of the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee and Joint Committee on the Arts. Senator Allen proudly represents the Westside and South Bay communities of Los Angeles County. He is a former board member and former Board President of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

Senator Henry Stern

Senator Henry Stern

SD 27, Canoga Park

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Senator Henry Stern is a sixth-generation Californian and native of this district. He credits his passion for public service as a family trait, whose diverse history includes farming and ranching, music and film, and a steadfast commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential. Senator Stern was elected to represent the 27th Senate District, which includes parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, on November 8, 2016. Prior to his election, Stern worked as a senior policy advisor to former California State Senator Fran Pavley.

Senator Josh Newman

Senator Josh Newman

SD 29, Fullerton

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Senator Newman is a veteran who has served as an officer in the United States Army. In 2012, Newman founded ArmedForce2Workforce, a non-profit organization to assist young veterans in the Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area to find rewarding, career-oriented employment. Senator Newman’s experience includes work in local government, marketing and public relations, film and video production, and executive and consulting positions with a number of technology start-ups in the mobile and Internet media technology spheres.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

SD 30, Los Angeles

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The Honorable Holly J. Mitchell has served in California’s Legislature since 2011 and was elected in 2014 to represent the 30th Senate District. Senator Mitchell understands the concerns of working families and advocates legislative policy to meet their needs. She seeks to improve the quality and accessibility of the state's health and education systems.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Richard D. Roth

SD 31, Riverside

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Senator Richard D. Roth was elected to the State Senate in November 2012. Prior to his election to the State Senate, Senator Roth served in the Air Force for 32 years until his retirement in 2007. During his time in the Air Force he rose to the rank of major general. Senator Roth has also been engaged in the practice of labor and employment law with Riverside-based firms for over 30 years. Senator Roth is Chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government and Senate Committee on Insurance. Senator Roth and his wife Cindy live in Riverside.

Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza

SD 32, Artesia

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Tony Mendoza, a Los Angeles native and former school teacher was elected on November 4, 2014 to represent the one million residents of the newly-drawn 32nd Senate District. Senator Mendoza previously served in the State Assembly from 2006 to 2012 representing the 56th District.

Senator Ricardo Lara

Senator Ricardo Lara

SD 33, Bell Gardens

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Senator Ricardo Lara was elected with overwhelming support in November 2012 to represent the Southeast Los Angeles County cities of the 33rd Senate District. Raised in a blue collar immigrant household, Senator Lara knows first-hand the challenges facing working families and is committed to improving the quality of life for all Californians.

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Steven Bradford

SD 35, Gardena

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Senator Steven Bradford is a proud life-long public servant and citizen activist, previously serving as Mayor of Gardena and a member of the State Assembly. Bradford has spent his career being singularly focused on one objective– to represent his constituents to the best of his ability and to work tirelessly to get things done for families and local neighborhoods in our community. Growing up in Gardena, Bradford credits his mother– a nurse– for instilling strong values of caring for others and giving back to the community, and his father –who owned his own small business– for teaching him the importance of speaking up and out against injustice.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Toni Atkins

SD 39, San Diego

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A former Speaker of the California State Assembly, Senator Toni G. Atkins represents the 39th Senate District, which includes the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Prior to state elective office, Senator Atkins worked as director of clinic services at Womancare Health Center as a member of the San Diego City Council. Under her Speakership, Assembly Democrats championed the state's first Earned Income Tax Credit, benefitting nearly 1.5 million Californians and lifting 50,000 people out of poverty and 50,000 others out of deep poverty. Issues of affordable housing and preventing homelessness are closest to her heart.

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Ben Hueso

SD 40, San Diego

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Senator Ben Hueso represents the 40th Senate District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach, Coronado and portions of the City of San Diego, Imperial County and the southern part of Riverside. Senator Hueso chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and the Select Committee on California’s Energy Independence. He created the Select Committee in an effort to explore the potential for new technologies and plan strategies to achieve independence from external energy sources.